Good job! You may be lost, however, due to an oversaturation of information. Here is some advice that will cut through all the middle ground and aid you in improving your shot quality quickly.
Choose carefully what will show in your photograph. Imagine your camera is a tiny window focused in on just one component of your subject. Don’t try to cram too much into a single photo. If you are trying to convey an overall impression of a scene, shoot a sequence of pictures, instead of a single image without a clear subject.
A dSLR is a must have if you are seriously pursuing photography. This is a digital single-lens reflex camera, which provides the best method for seeing your subject immediately as the photo is taken. Ideally you would get a full framed DSLR camera that gives you the largest image sensor with the highest detailed photographs.
Here is a little did-you-know photo hint! Familiarize yourself with shutter speeds. These shutter speeds are indicated by the letters P, A, S and M. The letter “P” indicates program mode. This mode will completely automate the shutter and aperture selection process. Select the “P” mode when you’re not really sure what you’ll be shooting.
You will have to play with ISO, aperture and shutter speed. It is those three elements which make up the exposure of the shot. Except if you want to create a specific impression, overexposed or underexposed pictures do not look good. Do a little experimenting and you will soon understand the relationship between these three features.
Now that you’ve read this article, you should have some ideas for how to improve your photography skills. Keep this article on hand for reference! Your photography will improve with practice and your photographs will begin to become works of art.